Bed Wetting In Older Children
[title size=”2″]Causes Of Bed Wetting In Older Children[/title]
The amount of frustration and embarrassment bed wetting in children, especially older children at ages 5, 7 and up, is a hard thing for any parent. Helping your older child to understand what is happening to their body can make it less of an ordeal when they wake up. Why does this keep happening? See below.
A Few Causes of Bed Wetting
- Difficulties awakening from sleep
- Past Urinary Tract Infections
- Delayed development of the child’s central nervous system
- Hormonal influence, which reduces the volume of urine produced by the kidneys
- Physical abnormalities
- Bed-wetting gene (Genetic Disposition)
[title size=”2″]Nocturnal Enuresis[/title]
Bed wetting, also known as Nocturnal Enuresis, is the loss of control of the bladder which leads to urine being released during the night while your child is sleeping.
- Between 5 and 7 million children wet the bed each night
- By the age of 10, about 95% of children make it through the night dry
Although it can be very frustrating for both children and parents, it is rather common. Many children can out grow this problem without any treatment.
When you speak with your doctor they will be able to discuss with you the different options that are available, and help you to decide the best treatment for your child.
[title size=”2″]Looking For A Faster Solution?[/title]
Our family doctor, Dr Wolff, will examine your child and talk with you about what the best steps you can take as a parent to help your child succeed in understanding why and how it happens. There are several options for treating bed-wetting including special alarms to awaken the child, exercises that help to train the child’s bladder, and as a last resort medications.